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Firearms Act

Version of section 37 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-12-31:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Authorization for non-residents who do not hold a licence to export firearms that are not prohibited firearms

  •  (1) A non-resident who does not hold a licence may export a firearm that is not a prohibited firearm and that was imported by the non-resident in accordance with section 35 if, at the time of the exportation,

    • (a) the non-resident

      • (i) declares the firearm to a customs officer, and

      • (ii) produces to a customs officer in the prescribed manner the declaration and, where applicable, the authorization to transport that were confirmed in accordance with that section; and

    • (b) a customs officer confirms the declaration referred to in subparagraph (a)(i) in the prescribed manner.

  • Marginal note:Non-compliance

    (2) Where a firearm is declared to a customs officer but the requirements of subparagraph (1)(a)(ii) are not complied with, the customs officer may detain the firearm and, with the approval of a chief firearms officer, give the non-resident a reasonable time to comply with those requirements.

  • Marginal note:Disposal of firearm

    (3) Where those requirements are not complied with within a reasonable time, the firearm shall be disposed of in the prescribed manner.

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